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Full and Final Settlements Allowed Starting Friday 08/02/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Starting Friday, Arizona insurers and claimants can enter into “full and final” settlements on accepted claims. ...Read More

Formulary, Disfigurement Bills Die as Legislature Adjourns 08/02/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
It was no Cinderella story. Rep. Sean Garb...Read More

FBI Raids Next Health Offices in Kickback Scheme Investigation 08/02/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 819 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 119 min read
Federal agents last week raided the corporate offices of a pharmacy network that has been the subject of a fraud investigation and whose owners are charged in a kickback scheme. ...Read More

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Corruption, Patronage in Chicago's Workers' Compensation Program 08/01/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
It reads like a movie script about the notorious patronage system that's alleged to have been at the heart of Chicago politics for generations.  ...Read More

Five Deaths in Explosion Bring $118K in Penalties 08/01/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An investigation launched after five workers were killed at an Oklahoma oil drilling site resulted in citations against three companies, and proposed penalties totaling $188,643, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More

Feds Eye Revamp of Stark, Anti-Kickback Laws to Facilitate Value-Based Care 07/31/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 818 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Revisions to the federal anti-kickback statute, and restrictions on physician self-referral, may be on the way as officials take a look at whether the laws are hindering medical providers’ ability to offer value-based care. ...Read More

Fewer Applicants for Comp Court Reflects Low Pay, Judge Says 07/31/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Applicants for vacant compensation judge positions in Florida include a former attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance, a lawyer for self-insured employers, a couple of claimants' lawyers and two mediators for the court. ...Read More

Fraudster Must Repay All TTD Received After Investigators Spotted Him at Work 07/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A California appellate court upheld a restitution order against a worker requiring that he repay his employer’s comp carrier for the entire amount of temporary total disability benefits he received after investigators discovered he had been working. ...Read More

Fatal Fall Brings $250,000 in Civil and Criminal Penalties 07/27/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A federal judge has ordered a Dallas construction company to pay $250,000 in civil and criminal penalties for occupational safety law violations after the death of an employee who fell during construction of an apartment complex. ...Read More

Financial Need Remains Consideration When Worker Requests Advance for Litigation Costs 07/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims can consider a worker’s need for an advance payment of benefits even when the purpose is to pay for expenses related to establishing compensability or entitlement. ...Read More
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